Recommended Books with Trans/NB/Gender Non-Conforming/Genderqueer Characters
By Kyle Lukoff
Kyle Lukoff is an elementary school librarian and picture book author. His debut, A STORYTELLING OF RAVENS, will be released by Groundwood Press on May 1st 2018. AIDAN AND THE BABY, his picture book about a transgender boy, will be released by Lee & Low a year later. He served on the Stonewall Book Awards youth subcommittee from 2015-2017, and has presented about trans representation in books for youth on multiple platforms.
A feminist retelling of the Lord of the Flies, where one of the beauty queens stranded on a desert island is trans (oops, sorry, spoiler alert). What’s especially nice is that the trans girl does fine, and even ends up with a cute pirate boy at the end.
Sex is a Funny Word
By Cory Silverberg, ill. Fiona Smythe
(Note: This book does not appear on Queer Books for Teens because it is nonfiction. It is super awesome, definitely read it.)